LATINA Style is delighted to recognize Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI) with the “Advocate of the Year” award. This coveted award is presented to individuals who are champions of leadership and community service. Latino Business Action Network (LBAN)
In 2012, Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor, Emeritus, Jerry Porras, and a group of Latino MBA Alumni formed the Latino Business Action Network (LBAN), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, focused on working to make America stronger by empowering Latino entrepreneurs to grow large businesses through entrepreneurship research, education, and networking. Mark Madrid serves as CEO of LBAN. Professor Jerry Porras serves as Chairman Emeritus and Victor Arias as Chairman. LBAN’s goal is to double the number of $10+ million, $100+ million, $1+ billion Latino-owned businesses in the U.S. by 2025.
The Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI) is a research and education collaboration between Stanford University and LBAN. The SLEI research program, jointly supported by LBAN and Stanford, is housed within the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The SLEI education program is a collaborative effort between LBAN and GSB Executive Education.
SLEI explores and expands knowledge of the Latino entrepreneurship segment in the U.S. economy through research, education, knowledge dissemination, and facilitated collaboration.
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